Counselling

I work with individuals, teenagers and couples, taking a systemic approach to help them deal with difficult issues by encouraging conversations and improving communication.

 

Sometimes it can be hard to deal with certain issues, particularly with loved ones where relationships can become strained and other feelings can get in the way. Although it can be tough, talking things through together (or on your own) with an unbiased person that you trust can help you tackle challenging situations and feelings, helping you to understand and address problems.  By clarifying these problems we can then focus on solutions, which also helps with self-reflection and  and self-awareness.  As part of my counselling sessions I can also integrate Reiki  to help release emotional issues that may be ‘stuck’ in your physical body. It relaxes your mind, allowing you to let go of the intellectual and reconnect with your heart.

 

Conscious that everyone needs good mental health I trained to become a counsellor at the Family Institute in the University of South Wales where I am continuing my studies in Systemic Practice and Psychotherapy my long term goal is to become a Family Therapist.

 

I’ve successfully counselled at: Ty Elis counselling Service, YCS Counselling, School counsellor for Eye To Eye Counselling, Talking Connections at Mental Health Matters.

Areas of Counselling

  • Abortion
  • Abuse
  • ADHD
  • Affairs and betrayals
  • Alcoholism
  • Anger management
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger’s syndrome
  • Attachment disorder
  • Autism
  • Bereavement
  • Binge-eating disorder
  • Body dysmorphic disorder
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Disabilities
  • Discrimination
  • Dissociation
  • Domestic violence
  • Drug abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Emotional abuse
  • Family issues
  • Feeling sad
  • Gambling
  • Generalised anxiety disorder
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hoarding
  • Infertility
  • Internet addiction
  • Learning difficulties
  • Loneliness
  • Low self-confidence
  • Low self-esteem
  • Miscarriage
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Passive aggressive behaviour
  • Personality disorders
  • Phobias
  • Physical abuse
  • Postnatal depression
  • Pregnancy and birth
  • Redundancy
  • Relationship issues
  • Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
  • Self-harm
  • Separation and divorce
  • Sex addiction
  • Sex problems
  • Sexual abuse
  • Sexuality
  • Smoking
  • Stress
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Tourette’s syndrome
  • Trauma
  • Work-related stress

Definition of systemic psychotherapy.

“Systemic psychotherapy, based on holistic thinking, seeks to understand and influence patterns of interaction and meaning that have generated problems in living for individuals, couples and families. This approach considers how life circumstances, including current and past contexts influence ways in which people are attempting to deal with problems or future challenges.”

The Family Institute